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Jackson’s defamed legacy has superfans up in arms

New York, United States | AFP | A documentary on pedophilia accusations against Michael Jackson has left some fans grappling with the late superstar’s tarnished legacy — but among his outraged superfans, protecting it is all that matters. Celebrity fandom has morphed into a vicious online tool, with superfan gangs — Beyonce’s Beyhive, Justin Bieber’s …

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Trump accuses film-maker Spike Lee of ‘racist hit’ job

Washington, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Monday accused veteran film director Spike Lee of a “racist hit” job after he won his first competitive Oscar and urged voters to mobilize for the next election. Lee took home a statuette for best adapted screenplay for “BlacKkKlansman,” a stranger-than-fiction true story of …

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Five things to watch for on Oscars night

Hollywood, United States | AFP | Oscars night is quickly approaching — on Sunday, all will be revealed. Will Alfonso Cuaron sweep the awards for his cinematic masterpiece “Roma?” Will another contender swipe the best picture Oscar from him? Can Glenn Close finally claim her first Academy Award? The ceremony will …

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Police summons Bad Black

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Police has issued criminal summons to socialite Shanita Namuyimba alias Bad Black for allegedly abusing president Yoweri Museveni on social media. The summon, which is signed by Joseph Obwona, the Deputy Director Criminal Investigations Joseph Obwona requires Bad Black to appear before the criminal …

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Winners of the 2019 Brit Awards

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Manchester four-piece The 1975 were the big winners at the 2019 Brit Awards in London on Wednesday. Here are the main winners: British album of the year — “A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships” by The 1975 British male solo artist — George Ezra …

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Three arrested after rapper Gravity Omutujju shot

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Three people have been arrested in connection to the shooting of Gilson Wabuyu alias Gravity Omutujju, a popular rap artist. The artist was shot at LK Pump Fuel station around 10pm on Wednesday night in Bukuya town in Kassanda District. Amon Mukasa, a resident …

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Minister Kiwanda sued over Miss Curvy

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A Human Rights Activist has sued the State Minister for Tourism Godfrey Kiwanda Ssubi and organizers of the Miss Curvy Pageant arguing that it is against Uganda’s Culture. Kiwanda, Anne Mungoma and Miss Curvy Uganda have been dragged to Mengo Magistrates Court by Gideon …

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